Glass Development Intern:

Painted Post New York

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): This summer internship position will deal with the development of fundamental understanding in the use of inorganic additives to a variety of coatings. The intern will be in charge of developing and executing experimental plans to understand the effects of coating parameter and product parameters on performance metrics. The student will be required to document the results of the research by the end of the summer and give a presentation to the Project and Glass Development department at Corning.


Day to Day Responsibilities: The candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop new coating formulations and inorganic additives of interest to Corning and also to pursue the fundamental understanding of additive-formulation relationships.


Travel Requirements (please note if international): None


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours/week


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration): M.S. or B.S. Student in Physics, Materials Science, Glass Science, or Chemical Engineering


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

• Experience in materials, chemistry or physics of inorganic additives for coating materials (particularly paint)

• Ability to conduct laboratory experiments in an industrial setting (experimental design, safety, data collection and analysis)

• Strong foundational coursework background in chemistry and/or material science


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Computer skills (MS office)

• Experience in glass structure and properties understanding


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary development team of multiple skill levels and across technologies (glass, measurements, materials processing)

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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